Frederick County Mask Mandate No Longer In Effect

The Health Dept. says the COVID case threshold has fallen to below 20 per 100,000 population.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – The mask mandate in Frederick County is no longer in effect. .  The Health Department says the number of COVID-19 cases has dropped to below  20 per 100,000  population,  which was set by the Board of Health for when the mask mandate would be lifted.

The Health Department still encourages all residents to continue take precautions to reduce  the spread of COVID-19. That includes getting vaccinated and boosted, keeping your distance, washing your hands and getting tested if necessary.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends masks be worn indoors by everyone two years and older in locations of substantial or high community transmission.  Frederick County is an area with high transmission.

Any future changes in mask regulations will require a decision by the Frederick County Board of Health.

By Kevin McManus